ST Robotics | April 01, 2021
ST Robotics has introduced the ST R18 Delta Robot System, the newest addition to the low-cost industrial robot line.
The ST R18 Delta industrial robot turnkey system is based on the Igus drylin® delta robot but operated by ST's K11R robot controller, resulting in even higher speeds, with the potential to complete a typical 12-inch circuit in just 500 milliseconds. ST's RoboForth software is simple to program and combines robot motion, allowing moving objects to be selected without stopping.
"We built our new Delta Robot in response to a call for high-speed picking and placing on recycling plant conveyors. We combined Igus' sturdy and well-designed modules with our high-speed stepper technology to create a simple and incredibly dependable Delta industrial robot system. The R18 device is suitable for applications that need light and small objects to be manipulated over short distances at high speeds "David Sands, Founder, and CEO of ST Robotics, comments.
ST Robotics' low-cost entry R18 Delta industrial robot solution is tested, shipped in a special transit package, and supplied ready to work – complete with ST's joystick, all wires, an intuitive teach pad, a Windows project manager, and LabVIEW and MATLAB support. A 4th axis rotates and different grippers are available as options.
According to a new market.us report, the global market for Delta Rоbоt is projected to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 8.9% over the next ten years, hitting $369.9 Million in 2028.
About ST Robotics
ST Robotics, well-known for putting 'robotics within control,' has offices in Princeton, New Jersey, Cambridge, England, and Asia. ST Robotics, one of the first manufacturers of bench-top robotic arms, has been delivering low-cost, easy-to-program boxed robots across industries for the past 30 years. ST's robotics are used by businesses and organizations all over the world, including Lockheed-Martin, Motorola, Honeywell, MIT, NASA, HP, Sony, IBM, and Astra Zeneca. ST's robots have various uses in the automotive, nuclear, pharmaceutical, laboratory, and semiconductor sectors.
Fusion Coolant Systems, Air Liquide | June 25, 2020
Fusion Coolant Systems (“Fusion”) announced today the formation of a strategic partnership with Air Liquide, initially targeted in the South West European Region (France, Italy, Spain, Portugal). The partnership is focused on increasing sustainability, productivity, and employee health & safety for manufacturers engaged in CNC machining, by pairing two industry leading and forward-thinking companies.
Fusion is the inventor and exclusive source of a highly successful and proprietary technology called Pure-Cut®, which utilizes supercritical CO2 as a replacement for traditional mineral oil coolant and lubrication systems in CNC machining. Air Liquide, with newly secured sourcing solutions in Europe of purified CO2, a sub product from chemical & biogas industries, and strong know-how in gas installations design, is uniquely positioned to support the wide-spread introduction of supercritical CO2 machining offered by Fusion, in compliance with established safety and regulatory regulations.
The firms expect to jointly sell and install Pure-Cut systems in South West Europe, while exploring opportunities to expand the geographic reach of the alliance. This partnership highlights how Air Liquide regularly brings to its customers the latest, most innovative technologies that support industrial efficiency and sustainability objectives.
CATL | September 29, 2021
Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) announced that its Ningde facility has been recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a global Lighthouse factory, the first battery manufacturing base joining WEF's Global Lighthouse Network (GLN).
As CATL is one of the 21 new Lighthouses globally, the WEF made the following remark about CATL's manufacturing competitiveness: "Confronted with increasing manufacturing process complexity and demand for high product quality, CATL leveraged artificial intelligence, advanced analytics and edge/cloud computing to achieve, in three years, a defect rate per billion count at the speed of 1.7s per cell, while improving labor productivity by 75% and reducing energy consumption by 10% per year."
The GLN is a community of the world's leading manufacturers advancing next-generation levels of efficiency and sustainability through innovation. The designation of "global Lighthouse factory" is awarded to manufacturing leaders who have been successful in applying Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data analytics to improve efficiency and competitiveness at scale, transform business models and achieve profitable growth, in tandem with environmental stewardship.
Extreme manufacturing for high-quality products in the TWh era
High efficiency and high-quality delivery are the core competitive edges. By leveraging cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data, CATL has developed an extreme manufacturing system that produces high-quality battery products at an higher speed and under extremely complicated technological processes.
Using a model-based smart process control and a multi-modality intelligent inspection system at all processing stages, which are enabled by big data analysis and AI algorithms, CATL has achieved an enhanced defect rate that has been improved from the PPM (part per million) level to the PPB (part per billion) level.
Intelligent energy management for value chain sustainability
Tracking the carbon footprint of battery production as a whole system from mining, raw materials supply, manufacturing, usage to recycling, CATL has developed an intelligent resource and energy management platform to further reduce the carbon emission of battery manufacturing and to develop a more sustainable value chain:
Utilizing clean electricity generated through solar power, wind power hydropower, nuclear power or other sources of clean energy.
Analyzing real-time data of key equipment energy consumption with production strategies to design the most efficient energy solutions.
Realizing integrated management among factories collectively.
Reducing unit energy consumption by 10% and carbon emissions by 57% (kg/kWh) per year.
Increased global concern for environmental impact has made sustainability a must-have to maintain business viability. These new Lighthouses make it clear that by realizing the potential of 4IR technologies in manufacturing, companies can unlock new levels of sustainability in their operations and explore a win-win solution: greater operational competitiveness while simultaneously making commitments to environmental stewardship, leading in a cleaner, more sustainable future as a result.
Head of Shaping the Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains at the WEF Francisco Betti
Beyond its Ningde facility, CATL has established eight other battery manufacturing bases worldwide, among which the first overseas factory is located in Germany. Designated as a Lighthouse, CATL is ready to expand the Lighthouse experience to develop a high-quality, efficient and sustainable global manufacturing network, and to help realize the global carbon neutrality goal.
Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) is a global leader in new energy technology innovation, committed to providing premier solutions and services for new energy applications worldwide. In June 2018, the company went public on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange with stock code 300750. According to SNE Research, in the year 2020, CATL's EV battery consumption volume ranked No.1 in the world for four consecutive years. CATL also enjoys wide recognition by global OEM partners. To achieve the goal of realizing fossil fuel replacement in stationary and mobile energy systems with highly efficient electrical power systems that are generated through advanced batteries and renewable energy, and promote the integrated innovation of market applications with electrification and intelligentization, CATL maintains continuous innovation in four dimensions including battery chemistry system, structure system, manufacturing system and business models.